Archive for the Community Category

Alpine Region fires: A safe haven for your pets

While the immediate danger from the bushfire threatening Yackandandah has eased, all the signs are pointing to a long, hot, severe fire season in our region. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen but should fires get too close to home Dr. Bek and the team at Alpine Animal Doctors would like to remind pet owners in the Myrtleford, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Ovens, Porepunkah, Bright, Tawonga/Mt Beauty, Harrietville, FallsCreek and Dinner Plain that when fire threatens we throw open our hospital facilities to the community.

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Make a note…

Our next community event will be the annual Blessing of the Animals for 2016. This family day is generally held around October. Check back for details nearer the time.

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Canine Parvovirus outbreak in Albury

Friday, 14 March 2014: An outbreak of the highly contagious and life threatening Canine Parvovirus (CPV) has been confirmed in the Albury/Wodonga region and other local areas. At this stage there are no confirmed cases in the Porepunkah/Bright area but the virus can spread very quickly and can kill your dog.

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Danger for Dogs: 1080 poison in Bright area

Dr. Bek and Alpine Animal Doctors would like to warn pet owners in Bright/Porepunkah that the Department of Environment and Primary Industries will undertake a 1080 poisoning programme in the area from 20 August 2013 through to 12 November 2013. All tracks to be baited will be clearly signposted. Pet owners should exercise extreme caution and keep dogs and cats well away from areas with poison baits during the programme, and for some time afterwards.

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Alex goes walkabout …again

Alex, the clinic’s much loved resident Galah, has managed to get out of his cage and has taken off into the wide blue yonder. We’re all devastated of course, but we’re hopeful he will find his way back home. The last time he did this he was missing for five days but, with the help of the local community, was found safe and well, just very hungry.

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Rain can’t dampen Carnival spirit

Despite early rain and the threat of showers all day on Sunday, Carnival at the Vets 2012 proved local animal lovers won’t let the weather cheat them of a great day out for the family and their pets.

Hundreds of people turned up to Dr. Bek’s Big Day Out for Pets, bringing along their furry families to join in the fun.

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Edge 102.1 FM sponsors Carnival

Alpine Animal Doctors is excited to announce that Edge 102.1FM and 1566AM 3NE — the region’s two most popular radio stations — have come on board as a major sponsor of Dr Bek’s Carnival at the Vets 2012!

Edge FM and 3 NE are very generously helping us to tell everybody in the region about our Big Day Out for Pets, providing air time to publicise the event and generally getting right behind our goal of making our huge fun day out for local families and their pets an annual event.

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Countdown to Carnival

Get ready to Samba with spaniels and Limbo with Labradors — the countdown has begun to what we think is going to be a really exciting and entertaining day for everyone. This year’s Carnival takes place on Sunday, 22 April from 11 am to 3 pm in the Alpine Animal Hospital grounds at 7047 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah.

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Get ready for Carnival at the Vets!

he date for Carnival at the Vets 2012 has been finalised. This year, Dr. Bek’s Big Day Out for Pets will be held on Sunday, 22 April from 11 am to 3 pm.

As usual, Carnival will take place in the grounds of the Alpine Animal Doctors’ animal hospital located at 7047 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah. Limited parking is available outside the hospital grounds.

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